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DEAR. Magazine

DEAR. Magazine

DEAR magazine began as a call for attention to independent fashion labels where the owners actually hold needles and thread in their hands. In a metropolitan capital brimming with citizens of all ages exhibiting the latest overpriced designer attire — or lookalikes — the stories behind products are often forgotten, and commodities are often overlooked as...
The Ch'eat Sheet: On Korea's Craft Beer Scene

The Ch’eat Sheet: On Korea’s Craft Beer Scene

The Craft Beer Fest at COEX Food Week (Nov 6-9.) displayed a physical model of the craft beer scene in Korea itself: in a corner of an immense convention hall a handful of vendors rapidly sold beer to a teeming crowd. It is not the first year craft beer partook in the Food Week Scene,...
The Ch'eat Sheet: Good Eats at a Mailbox Near You

The Ch’eat Sheet: Good Eats at a Mailbox Near You

Introducing The Ch’eat Sheet, a Chincha column devoted to savoring food and drink in the Seoul area. The Ch’eat Sheet is written for foodies or hungry people eating out or hoping to make something of their apartment kitchens. What’s a good concert without a good meal, glass of wine, or bowl of patbingsu beforehand, anyway?...
6 Gripping Films from PiFan 2013 Worth Watching

6 Gripping Films from PiFan 2013 Worth Watching

This year’s Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan), in its 17th year, served up an eclectic mix of new and classic films by auteurs from varied nationalities and walks of life. Featured film series like “Urban Cult: Dark Side of the City” and “The Catcher in Korean Film: KAFA in 30 Years” confronted the audience...
Chincha Chats to Tengger

Chincha Chats to Tengger

Electronic music band Tengger [formerly (((10)))] launch their new EP “Electric Earth Creation” Friday July 5th at 9 p.m at Mudaeruk (The Lost Continent of Mu), Seoul. They talk about living on Jeju island, the sound of streets and markets, annoying their neighbours, and playing gigs in restaurants. Chincha: Tell us about the launch? Is this a new...
Before I Die _______

Before I Die _______

Community artist Candy Chang lost a loved one and was inspired to think about capturing life’s moments. With the help of her friends, she covered an abandoned house in her New Orleans neighbourhood with chalkboard paint and left the start of a sentence, “Before I die I want to ______” By the next morning, the...
A Shot of Soju With: Aaron Choe

A Shot of Soju With: Aaron Choe

Our most recent Shot of Soju interview is with Aaron Choe, a Korean-American photographer, DJ, and independent cinematographer. Aaron is one of those people you meet in Seoul that successfully plugs himself into every creative outlet he can possibly find. From DJing at Exit to shooting independent films to working alongside multiple photographers, Aaron has...
7 Steps to Acquire a Love Motel in Korea

7 Steps to Acquire a Love Motel in Korea

Love motels are an institution that should be experienced at least once while you’re in Korea. That first time can be pretty daunting, so here are a few steps to keep in mind that may ease the tension and help you stay cool. Hopefully you’ll have some anecdotes to share with your friends after visiting:...